The 11th Light Horse Troop and Military Museum have celebrated tour National Flag day since 2007, and this year the “Caboolture Historical Village” will revive the conduct of the “Australian National Flag Day” event in 2021. celebration of the 120th anniversary of our Australian Flag will take place on Friday & Saturday the 3rd and 4th of September.
It will be planned & conducted by the members of the Caboolture Historical Society, the 11th Light Horse Military Museum and enthusiastic supportersfrom the district.
The people of the Moreton Bay region stem from many different countries and we believe that understanding between people of diverse ethnic backgrounds and also different age and social groups has been greatly enhanced over the years by the “Australian National Flag Day Event”.
Of course, the year 2021 represents 120 years since our Australian Flag was first unfurled and proudly flown aloft “live and free”. Acknowledging the anniversary of our Australian National Flag gives us all a chance to come together to celebrate.
The Anniversary falls on Friday 3rd September and it will be a small but significant ceremony at the Museum involving Cadets and students from visiting schools.
On Saturdsy 4th September 2021, the Flag Ceremony is only a part of the activities, being part of a Pageant starting at 9:00am, to which the district is invited with FREE ENTRY to the Village for the Pageant.
The Pageant will be as follows:
- The Ormiston Heritage Pipes and Drum Band will be performing with the Naval Cadets of T.S. Koopa, who will perform Drill Manoevers;
- Gold Prospectors going to the Gympie Goldfields will parade around the Arena;
- A Military Cadet Unit will enter the Arena and demonstrate Manouvers, and they will be followed by a second Military Cadet Unit ;
- An Air Force cadet Unit wil be commemorating 100th Anniversary of the formation of the Royal Australian Air Force, and will demonstrate different Drill Routines.
- The Pageant starts with the Military Vehicle display, which includes a 1943 Ford Jeep, and is followed by some historic vehicles – a 1923 Chevrolet Roadster,
- A 1931 Triumph Scorpion Car, and a 190 Pontiac Bonneville.
- Horses then feature in the Parade, including two Fresian horses pulling the Light Horse General Service Wagon made in 1916, a Clydesdale Mare, and a Light Horse Trooper mounted on a Thoroughbred;
- The Manly -Lota RSL Ceremonial Band will then present the “Fort Lytton Drums”
- The Flag Raising Ceremony wil then take place;
Food and drinks are available in the Village.